Hike for Hospice Calgary with Rob Cote at Fish Creek Park on May 5

Hospice CalgarySpring is in the air and that means it’s time to Hike for Hospice Calgary! On Sunday, May 5, join Calgary Stampeder, Rob Cote at Fish Creek Park to remember loved ones and raise funds for Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice. The hike kicks off at 10 and will be followed by a free BBQ lunch. Register early and start fundraising. Hospice Calgary embraces children, teens and adults coping with life-threatening illness, sudden or expected death. They provide individual counselling, group support, workshops and end-of-life care. To register for the Hike go to hospicecalgary.com

Websites + eNewsletters + Social Media Workshops for NonProfit Organizations in Alberta

Websites Plus If your nonprofit organization is interested in enhancing your online communications this spring, these four workshops offered over two days in Edmonton and Calgary this April are designed especially for you.  The morning of the first day we’ll focus on designing or redesigning your website in WordPress, one of the most popular free and open source content management systems in the world. In the afternoon, we’ll focus on Joomla!, the other most popular free and open source content management systems in the world that offers a more robust and flexible solution. The morning of the second day, we’ll focus on creating an enewsletter for your nonprofit using one of three different newsletter publishing systems including free and paid versions. In the afternoon, we’ll tie things all together by developing social media policies and a social media plan so your nonprofit gets the most out of your time and effort.

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Provincial Budget Recognizes Critical Need for Women’s Shelter Services

Calgary Women's SheltersThe new Provincial budget recognizes the critical need for women’s shelter services by including a 5% increase to the salaries/benefits for contracted agencies, and a similar increase in on ‐ reserve women’s shelters’ per diems. “The government was clearly influenced by Albertans who stated this fall that Alberta has one of the highest rates of family violence and abuse in Canada – and this is unacceptable,” says Lisa Falkowsky, Executive Director of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. “The Premier listened to Albertans, and also honoured her election commitment to increase wages of employees of women’s shelters because they are substantially lower than other similar public service positions.” The Government of Alberta currently provides a portion of funding for some of the women’s shelters in Calgary. The increase is only for the wages and benefits portion of funding contract.

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Digital Technology Forum | Grande Prairie | March 20, 2013

Grande PrairieCan Digital Technology help your business become more productive and profitable? Attend a presentation by local experts as they share their knowledge and expertise on digital technology. Centre 2000 in Grande Prairie will be the place to be March 20, 2013 from 1:00 till 4:00. Social Media, social commerce, outsourcing IT and 3D printing are included in the sessions as well as cloud computing, search engine optimization, mobile, real data in real time and custom workflow solutions. Opportunity for networking, group or individual discussion as well as one on one sessions with the expert are available. This event is sponsored by the Centre for Research & Innovation through GPRC. There is no cost to attend but participants are encouraged to register by contacting Janet at 780-876-3518 or email info@connectingindustry.ca. For more information go to: www.connectingindustry.ca/Forum.html

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